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Does rhinophyma run in families?

Scientists are still unsure whether or not rhinophyma runs in families. The condition is found most often in men of Irish and English descent. Scientists currently believe that rosacea, the condition which in severe stages can lead to rhinophyma, occurs from a combination of environmental and hereditary factors, so some kind of genetic link is likely.

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